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About me

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist & also an Accredited EMDR Therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can offer a rapid resolution of issues such as PTSD, OCD, anxiety, self esteem & phobias. I also offer mindfulness based therapy for clients who are looking for a more reflective enquiry into their lives.

I offer long and short term therapy for a range of issues including: anger management, stress, addictions & relationship difficulties. My approach is to offer a contemplative approach through which we undergo a joint exploration of the client's present experience. When done with mindfulness and attention this helps us relate to our present experience and how this is informed by our past conditioning and life experience. I work in Manchester and Altrincham.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Core Process Psychotherapy
EMDR Accredited Therapist - EMDR Association UK & Ireland
Accredited with UKCP
Member of BACP

I have over 10 years experience of working as a Psychotherapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

My fees are £60 per hour.

When I work

I work both during the day & early evenings from Monday to Friday at my offices in Manchester & Altrincham

Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15

3rd Floor, Milton Hall, 244 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4BQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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